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Tomato bunch


La Légumière, the specialist in Breton and seasonal vegetables! Cluster tomatoes

Shape and external appearance


Well rounded, green stems, not dry and fragrant.

Properties


The tomato is a dietary food, very rich in water (93 to 95%) and very low in calories (17 kcal per 100 grams), rich in minerals and vitamins (A, C and E).

Caliber


As a rule, 57/67 is used to make the clusters. There must be 5 to 7 fruits per stalk for the extra and 3 to 4 for the class I.

Scientific and botanical name


Solanum lycopersicum. It is a species of herbaceous plants of the family Solanaceae.

Coloring


There is a color chart for all tomatoes ranging from 1 (not ripe) to 12 (very ripe). Color 8 is the most common, also called rotating.

Origin & Culture


Tomatoes have the same origin as potatoes, that of the Peruvian Andes where the Incas knew the tomato in a wild state, but it was especially cultivated by the Aztecs who produced several species, of different shapes and colors. They called it “tomatl”. It was not until 1731 that it was officially recognized as “edible” by the Scottish botanist Philippe MILLER who added the adjective ESCULENTUM which means “edible”.

Smell


It’s not really the tomatoes themselves that smell but more the stalks.

Preparation advice


Raw or cooked, in salad or soup.

Texture


It’s not really the tomatoes themselves that smell but more the stalks.

Home preservation


The tomato cluster keeps better and longer because of its stems.

Flavor


The taste is linked to the balance between sugars and acids, in particular to the malic acid and sucrose 86 content, and to the presence of various volatile aromas. This balance depends largely on the ripening conditions of the fruit.

The seasonality of the product


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Mars (3)

Avril (4)

Mai (5)

Juin (6)

Juillet (7)

Août (8)

Septembre (9)

Octobre (10)

Novembre (11)

Our recipes based on this product


Nous n'avons pas encore de recettes pour ce produit.

Packaging available for this product


Colis carton, Colis bois, Barquette

The seasonality of the product


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F

M

A

M

J

J

A

S

O

N

D

Mars (3)

Avril (4)

Mai (5)

Juin (6)

Juillet (7)

Août (8)

Septembre (9)

Octobre (10)

Novembre (11)

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Laurent, Ronan and Frédéric Méar

Producers for La Légumière


Laurent, Ronan and Frédéric Méar have been producing vegetables for La Légumière for many years. The cultivation of Breton vegetables no longer holds any secrets for these three brothers.